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INTERVIEW: ORLANDO VICTIM ON MASS SHOOTING ONE YEAR ON


Wednesday 14th June, 2017
Crawling backwards to safety as a gunman went on a deadly rampage in an Orlando nightclub a year ago today, Patience Carter could have escaped unharmed. But as her hands hit the street gutter the 21-year-old realised her friend Tiara Parker was still inside the Pulse nightclub, where Omar Mateen was firing a Sig Sauer .223 calibre assault rifle and a Glock 17 pistol indiscriminately. Joined by her friend's cousin, Akyra Murray, who had also got to safety, she went back inside, she told Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch on Tuesday. The decision cost Murray her life, and cost Carter her sense of safety in the world. As the pair found Parker, they realised Mateen was still firing and rushed with others into a bathroom.They were hiding together in a stall when they heard Mateen's footsteps, she said."It's like an indescribable amount of fear. It's petrifying. It was silent for a moment. We just started praying and then you just hear his footsteps come into the bathroom. "Then he starts firing into the bathroom non-stop. He keeps firing until his gun jams. That's the only thing that stopped him."

VIDEO: NEW ZEALAND FILM MAKER ON NEW DOCUMENTARY 


Monday 17th April, 2017
New Zealand Director Slavko Martino talks to Chris Lynch about his new movie Pecking Order, a feature length documentary that follows the members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantman, and Pigeon Club in the lead up to NZ National Champs. As you might imagine, the film is full of some incredibly interesting characters (or Chicken fanciers as they are more lovingly known) as well as some great unexpected drama and bucket loads of heart. 

AUDIO: WHAT SHOULD THE US DO ABOUT SYRIA NOW?


Monday 17th April, 2017
Linda Robinson is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her current research centers on the U.S. strategy to counter the Islamic State, gray zone conflicts, building partner capacity, and special operations forces. She recently testified before the U.S. Congress on U.S. counterterrorism policy. She spoke to Chris Lynch about what the US should do now in Syria. 

CHRIS LYNCH Talk Host Finalist 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | Winner: Best Journalist daily current affairs show 2012


Thursday 05th January, 2017
Chris Lynch is a multimedia journalist and award winning television news producer. He hosts a morning talk show on New Zealand's #1 radio station Newstalk ZB. Chris works across all media platforms including television, radio, print and social media. He has experience working in 'live' network television control rooms, producing breaking national and international news. Along with Chris' journalism, he's also a fully-fledged television camera operator and editor and produces social media videos. Chris was nominated for "best talk host"  at the New Zealand Radio Awards in 2016, 2015, and 2014. He hosts nationwide talk radio shows and presents special network shows including War Memorial Day, Easter holidays and New Zealand Day.   (Below: Chris Lynch with then New Zealand Prime Minister)